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Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, April 11
« Last post by Cheryl on April 11, 2018, 12:52:37 PM »
Catherine, seems like once I reached a certain age I started having UTIs all.the.time.  Doctor recommended cranberry juice but I couldnít find any unsweetened pure cranberry juice in the stores, so every fall I buy bags of cranberries and can my own juice.  Itís very tart but seems to do the trick.

Hope you feel better soon!
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Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, April 11
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on April 11, 2018, 12:07:11 PM »
:)

Catherine, that UTI sounds terrible.  Take care of yourself (sounds like you already are).  Sorry it got in the way of your fun day of hiking.  Are you a teacher now?  Did I miss that ? ???

Lindsay

No, not a teacher. But the kids have been in public school for awhile now (this is their 4th year) and so the "strike" aka teacher walkout has had school closed last week and this week. Some districts are back but ours is not. The whole situation is frustrating. I think the W. Virginia strike set a bad precedent, sadly.
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Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, April 11
« Last post by Rooney on April 11, 2018, 11:33:01 AM »
Hey girls. :)

Normal day around here.  Just going to be struggling through the day because I didn't sleep well last night.  List for the rest of the day is to finish up school day, need to run another 3 or 4 loads of laundry, do some ironing (fun right?) :P, That is OK, I will just put on some Hank Jr. songs and iron away. ;) Also, need to get in a good workout, and figure out dinner.  That is pretty much how most weekdays are for us, but we really need that routine to keep things running.  We will probably try to start getting the ceiling put back in on the bathroom remodel tonight.  Other than that, don't know.  Oh my gosh, I am even boring myself as I write this. :P  We need a vacation!

Cheryl, don't know what happened to Alice.  Wish Janice would come back too.  I always liked reading about how different her days were on the ranch.

Pam. bet that walk WAS nice!  We are hoping to get outside tomorrow.  76 degrees, but the boys were talking about lots of wind, so that kind of cancels out the great temps.  Maybe they are wrong.  My fingers and toes are both crossed because Momma needs some warm and sun! :)

Catherine, that UTI sounds terrible.  Take care of yourself (sounds like you already are).  Sorry it got in the way of your fun day of hiking.  Are you a teacher now?  Did I miss that ? ???

Lindsay
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Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, April 11
« Last post by pamgonzo on April 11, 2018, 11:03:06 AM »
Hi Cheryl and Catherine and any who may follow.

I never even opened my laptop up yesterday.  Hubs decided in the morning that we should go to son's baseball games in the afternoon.  So, that is what we did.  It's his senior year, and then we will be done with watching our boys playing.  I think I have been a baseball Mom for about 25 years now!  With quite a few years of 3 boys all playing at different levels.  It will be odd to think of not having games to go to.  So, hubs wants us to go to as many games this season as we possibly can.  That basically took our whole day yesterday.  We went to pick up a few groceries for son and roomies.  He just doesn't have any extra time to get to the store between practice, games, classes, and making up for missed classes.  It's a lot. 
So, that was our day yesterday.

Today was my usual weight watchers meeting.  My friend and I walked outside!!  It felt so nice to be in the fresh air.  It was a little chilly, but still felt so good.  Grabbed a quick lunch and then headed home.  Not much else for me today.  Hubby is working out of town this afternoon, so he won't be home for dinner.  That means my day is my own, and I don't have to worry about making dinner.

Catherine: I hope your UTI settles down for you.  How exciting to be planning such a fun hiking adventure!  I'll bet it will be beautiful!
Will be looking forward to hearing all about it!

Hope you got to visit your Mom Cheryl.  I'm sure she will be tickled to see you!

Have a great day everyone!  Hope the sun is shining where you are!
Pam
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Managing a Household / Re: Wednesday, April 11
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on April 11, 2018, 07:55:15 AM »
Good morning, Cheryl, and all after,

Supposed to be hiking today and taking my boys but have a UTI instead. I haven't really had issues with these except during my pregnancies with the boys but it sure stinks! I took oregano oil before bed thinking that might help (with the infection), but was up about 7 times last night and took a big glob of minced garlic with honey on it about 1 AM, along with another 2,000 mg vitamin C. The burning is a lot better this morning but I'm going to stay close to home and dose repeatedly throughout the day.

So, will plan to do a load of laundry, figure out dinner, exercise if I feel up to it (was super tired yesterday, maybe due to the UTI coming on), and maybe work on some planning. I have been slacking on that lately--just seem to have a lack of focus.

My yearly hiking trip with my dad is in 3 weeks! My mom is actually going this year but will only hike some days. I doubt she'll want to do the "strenuous" 12-miler we have planned for one of the days. We'll be in the Berkshires in Connecticut and Massachusetts, my dad's choice, some on the AT and some days just on local trails that sound good. This year, we rented a bungalow off Airbnb because our accidental ending up in an apartment last year worked so nicely. We can make and eat breakfast and pack lunches though we plan to eat out a big dinner in the evenings. I need to plan some easy meals for the family to fix the week I'm gone.

School is still out, surprise, surprise. I'm thinking it will be out the rest of this week, at least.

Mallory has an orthodontist appointment this afternoon. Today's payment and next month's and the braces will be fully paid for, yippee! We do the orthodontist's payment plan for our portion as they do not charge interest.

Nothing really exciting here. A couple of my girls are probably going to the church at 9:30 to help with VBS prep.

Have a great day!
Catherine
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Managing a Household / Wednesday, April 11
« Last post by Cheryl on April 11, 2018, 06:45:46 AM »
Good morning, ladies.

I meant to post yesterday but got busy doing something and didn't make it back here until later.

What are you all up to today?  We have some homeschooling to do this morning, (still haven't taken that break I need), then I think we will go visit my mother.  Every time I talk to her on the phone she mentions something about us coming to see her, so I think we'll surprise her with a visit.

Nothing very exciting happening here.  I sound like a broken record, but I enjoy checking in and hearing about your days.  Has anyone heard from Alice?  I miss her posts.  Hope to hear from a lot of you!
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Managing a Household / Re: Monday, April 9, 2018
« Last post by Cheryl on April 09, 2018, 03:29:49 PM »
Pam- now I have a couple of those songs stuck in my head!  ;D ;D ;D
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Managing a Household / Re: Monday, April 9, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on April 09, 2018, 11:33:30 AM »
Ha Ha Lindsay!
Let me jog your memory:
Love is a Battlefield
We Belong
Heartbreaker
Shadows of the Night
Fire & Ice
Promises in the Dark
You Better Run
for a few, and Yes -- Hit me with your best shot! (which sadly she did not sing :()

Feel free to send that janitorial service my way sometime!
Enjoy those 70's when they come along!  We are due for a short but very welcome warm up by weeks end as well!  Yay Spring!!

Pam
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Managing a Household / Re: Monday, April 9, 2018
« Last post by Rooney on April 09, 2018, 08:32:36 AM »
Good Morning Pam and Catherine. :)

Woke up to 3 little ones sweeping my room.  Like my own personal janitorial service.  Too cute. ;)

Not really sure what today is going to look like.  Only "for sures" are school and an early workout.  We may be going to pick up a new to us truck.  We are trying to decide between 2 different ones, so not sure how it will go yet.  Probably need to cook supper ahead of time just in case.  Other than that just normal laundry and if we don't go anywhere later this afternoon, tonight will be working on the bathroom remodel.  Do need to reorder my protein powder, running low and cannot run out of that. 

Catherine, have fun on that hike today. We are still cold here today too, but Thursday and Friday.....75and sunnnnyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
Can you tell I am ready for those temps?  We will be outside-outside-OUTSIDE!!!! I could deal with those temps everyday of the year.  May try and get out with the horses and start getting them used to being exercised again.  It is always a shock to them after the winter of just lazing around by the lake and lounging in the fields. ;)

Pam, sounds like a great concert.  I love 80's rock, but would really have to think to come up with a song she sings other than "Hit Me With Your Best Shot".  At least I think she sings that?

Have a good day.  Maybe others will stop by too.

Lindsay
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Managing a Household / Re: Monday, April 9, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on April 09, 2018, 08:08:40 AM »
Catherine: Enjoy your hike!  Love to hear about your outdoor adventures!

When you have some time, would love to hear about your plan for your upcoming major hike in the fall!

Hope the teachers get some kind of resolution to their needs, and get everyone back to school.  Will keep the situation in prayer.

Pam
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